So we’ve just heard that Microsoft is releasing the Xbox One in 21 countries this year and unfortunately we are not one of them.
One of the most pushed features of the new Xbox One is its ability to control your television and we were given a very American view of that last night with the ESPN and other weird American shows that I can’t remember.
Earlier this week a local PR company, Craving Novity, accidentally released a press release about Gran Turismo 6 early and without any embargo information. This was then instantly posted up by iAfrica and a few others. It was quickly picked up by major international outlets and Polyphony's big reveal was effectively ruined. This is my long-winded rant about how I feel about the whole situation.
The South African national trials for the official DOTA 2 team are taking place this weekend at Wits University in Gauteng and 60 players across the country will be representing their 5 respective clubs.
We’re pretty much starved for comic book conventions this side of the globe. Actually, I’m flatout lying, there’s a bunch of great ones that occur annually, including Free Comic Book Day, Kin-Con, ICON and Up-Con scratching that particular itch. Pity that the same couldn’t be said for Comic-Con South Africa, amirite?
Zapiro is pretty famous in South Africa for his politically motivated comic strips that appear in the Mail & Guardian and which often upset the ruling party and their associated friends.
It’s always interesting getting sporting titles in for review in our office. Geoff suddenly forgets how to speak English, Darryn is keen as mustard to strap on his cricket pads to hit the golf course and score a touchdown and Yolanda just points at the pregnancy bump and waddles away. So it’s left to me to review these titles which works for me as I actually love sports.
I posted up an in depth article on Friday about everything that is wrong with Comic Con SA which raised a lot of interest from gamers and main stream media alike with the article being referred to by the Mail and Guardian and Channel24 alike.
Yesterday was a great day for all comic book fans in this fine country when it was revealed that we are will soon be hosting our very own Comic-Con. However those good feelings started dissipating almost immediately as the more we looked into this event the more it started to unravel.
So have you entered yet for the Microsoft sponsored local Gears of War: Judgement competition that is starting next week? If not then head over here to read all the instructions and enter to win some cool prizes.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about our Battlefield 3 Protea team competing in the Nations Cup, but it hasn’t been because they’ve dropped out. This dedicated team has won their match against Bulgaria, and now ranks in the top four of their group.
There’s a ton of great games available for the now positively ancient Wii that you, hardcore gamer that you are, might not have played; things like The Metroid Prime Trilogy, the excellent Super Mario Galaxy series, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – to name but a handful. Opportunity’s knocking twice – because the smaller, cheaper Wii Mini is headed to local stores.
Xbox South Africa is bringing you yet another tournament of awesome. They’ll be hosting the first Gears of War: Judgment Tournament in the country and the prizes are pretty damn awesome.
Saturday the 9th of February 2013 is an important date in the history of gaming in South Africa. It is arguably the first time that a large gaming company got everything spot on and essentially perfect for a local gaming competition.
South Africa seems to be making a mark on the international eSports scene, more so than ever. Another South African Battlefield 3 team, competing in the World Nations Tournament (on console this time!) beat last year’s champs over the weekend. We had a chat with the platoon founder Ruan Kraft about the tournament and the match against France.